Headlines: December 2012

first_imgMARATHON MOM: Alexandria, Va.Brooke Curran is a stay-at-home mother of three who suffers from asthma. But that hasn’t stopped her from running 51 marathons—the latest of which she completed in Denver this fall. Curran, who resides in the D.C. burbs, is attempting to run a marathon in all 50 states and on all seven continents to raise awareness for breathing problems. So far, the board member of the Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics has completed marathons on six continents, including Antarctica, and in 38 states. She plans to finish by October 2013.MANMADE BAT CAVE: Clarksville, Tenn.Approximately 5.5 million bats have been killed by White Nose Syndrome. The illness, caused by a deadly fungus, has decimated bat populations across North America. To combat the plight, the Nature Conservancy has built an artificial bat cave just outside of Clarksville. The cave can hold up 160,000 bats during hibernation, and it can be disinfected every spring to help eliminate the fungus. If successful, the cave could be a model for bat populations in other areas that have been greatly affected.ZIPLINE LAWZipline and canopy tours are exploding in popularity in the U.S., more than doubling in the last year according to word from the Association for Challenge Course Technology. Now that West Virginia has zipline options at 16 different resorts, state lawmakers have become concerned about safety. That has led to the Zipline and Canopy Tour Responsibility Act, a new law which requires zipline operators to face yearly inspections and meet specific safety requirements or risk being shut down.ALLERGY RELIEF VS. METH SUPPRESSION: Knoxville, Tenn. The most recent fall allergy season was brutal, especially for many in Tennessee, where three cities—Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis—recently landed in the top 11 of a poll ranking the 100 worst places to live with fall allergies. That’s why organizations like the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America are speaking out against proposed legislation that could make some current over-the-counter allergy medications only available by prescription. Some of the medications are used to make meth, another widespread Volunteer State scourge. In addition to sneezing citizens, Tennessee has some of the highest number of meth lab seizures in the country.HINCAPIE ADMITS DOPING: Greenville, S.C. Just ahead of his retirement, pro cyclist and regional hero George Hincapie admitted to doping during his lengthy career, which included a record-breaking 17 Tour de France appearances and three national road race titles. As Lance Armstrong’s former teammate on the U.S. Postal Service team, the Greenville resident released a statement in October revealing his involvement in the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation of Armstrong’s doping and also admitted his own use of performance-enhancing drugs. In his statement he said: “Early in my professional career, it became clear to me that, given the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs by cyclists at the top of the profession, it was not possible to compete at the highest level without them.”Beyond the Blue RidgeSTAY OFF THE SEA COW: Pinellas County, Fla.  A joy ride on a manatee could turn into jail time and big fines for a 52-year-old Florida woman. Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez turned herself in, after authorities unveiled photos of her riding on the back of a sea cow at Fort De Soto Park. If charges are filed, Gutierrez could be on the hook for $500 or 60 days in jail. Manatee safety is taken seriously in Florida. The marine mammals—protected under both the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the U.S. Endangered Species Act—are frequently injured or killed in Sunshine State waters, often by motorboats.COCKROACH EATING CONTEST PROVES DEADLY: DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.  A Florida man died shortly after ingesting dozens of cockroaches and worms. The strange dietary choice was part of a contest being held at a pet store. Edward Archbold took first place but soon after collapsed and was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An actual cause of death was not immediately determined. Archbold was trying to win an ivory ball python.HAVE YOUR CAKE AND HEAD TO THE ZOO: PRESCOTT, ARIZONA A black bear cub entered an Arizona couple’s home and indulged in some chocolate cake sitting on the kitchen counter. After the orphaned cub scarfed the sweet treat, Game and Fish officers removed it from the home and provided a free ride to a nearby zoo. Arizona’s 2,500 black bears have endured a tough year, often displaced and searching for food as the state has battled wildfires and drought. •last_img read more

Donegal Centra stores seal sponsorship of Donegal LGFA

first_imgDonegal Centra stores have once again confirmed their sponsorship of Donegal Ladies GAA. The long-running sponsorship is the perfect match for the local supermarkets and the teams – as Centra endorses healthy living through their products and events.As Centra supports jobs in the community, so too do they like to support local organisations, charities and initiatives. The chain of local supermarkets are at the heart of local communities as Ireland’s leading convenience retailer.They employ around 400 people across 17 stores in Donegal. Centra stores are independently owned, which means that retailers live locally and care about providing jobs, value and quality to their communities.Centra Donegal Store owners confirm sponsorship of Donegal LGFA, pictured at Centra BallyshannonThis weekend, the Donegal Minor Ladies take on Monaghan in the Ulster Final.The Donegal Senior Ladies recently reached the League semi-finals. This year, Donegal will hope to retain their Ulster championship title and build on 2018 when they reached the All-Ireland senior semi-finals for the first time. Sponsoring training kits, hoodies and other expenses of the Donegal LGFA is just one of Centra’s ways of giving back to their loyal customers.The company has built up a loyal customer base due to the substantial contribution they make to the communities that stores are based in and their contribution to the local economy.Centra stores in Donegal source almost €3.5million worth of products from local suppliers per annum. As well as supporting local suppliers, Centra stores also spend €769,500 with businesses in Donegal communities each year.Each Centra store in the county, from Killybegs to Clonmany, is proudly involved in supporting their own GAA club.Mairtin Kelly, owner of Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top Letterkenny, shared his delight with the renewed Centra sponsorship of the Donegal LFGA. Kelly said: “We are extremely proud to support Donegal Ladies GAA. They have done phenomenally well and bring great pride to the county. With the introduction of the new management team last year it bodes well for the future.“Every local Centra store supports a local team too. Here, we are delighted to sponsor the Termon GAA Club. I feel that we share the same vision and goals.”For more updates on Centra’s community projects, healthy living ideas and weekly store offers, follow @CentraIreland on Facebook.Donegal Centra stores seal sponsorship of Donegal LGFA was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Centradonegal ladies gaaDonegal LGFAhealthy livingsponsorshiplast_img read more

Local Roundup: Fortuna’s Dolcini throws perfect game to clinch Big 5 title

first_imgFortuna >> Fortuna Huskies pitcher Hailey Dolcini wasn’t just good on Wednesday, she was perfect.The Huskies ace struck out all 15 batters she faced in a 10-0 five-inning victory over the Arcata Tigers at Fortuna High School.Fortuna catcher Jenna Christensen went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. Dolcini, Shelby Doebel and Taylor Fournier each had two hits for the Huskies. The victory clinched the Huskies’ fourth-consecutive Big 5 title. Fortuna is now 18-1-1 this season, 10-0 …last_img

Del Potro stuns Federer at US Open

first_imgJuan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, hits a backhand to Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in New York. APJuan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again on Wednesday, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal.The Argentine giant, who won his only Grand Slam title in the city in 2009 by beating Federer in the final after seeing off Nadal in the semis, triumphed 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 in front of a spellbound Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 28-year-old will once again face world number one Nadal in the semi-finals on Friday, a stunning achievement for a man who had saved two match points to beat sixth seed Dominic Thiem in the last 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Mayweather-McGregor ticket sales fall short of record E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

TOUCH-E-TALK APRIL EDITION

first_imgTFA have released the latest edition of their online newsletter, Touch-e-Talk and it is available here for everyone to read. It contains stories, info for coaches and referees, games, photos from the 2006 NTL and more.Click here: TOUCH-E-TALK, APRIL 2006 EDITIONlast_img

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard rules Rudiger out of Valencia clash

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard rules Rudiger out of Valencia clashby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed Antonio Rudiger will miss Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Valencia. The defender made his return from a long-term injury in Saturday’s win over Wolves.But Lampard says he suffered a groin injury in the clash and could potentially be out long-term once again.”Toni is injured,” Lampard confirmed. “At the weekend he bothered a small groin problem that he has been carrying the last couple of weeks so he is out. “He will have a scan later today to see where he is at. Hopefully it is not long-term.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Vine: R.J. Hunter’s Cold-Blooded Three-Pointer Stunned No. 3 Seed Baylor

first_imgR.J. Hunter hits huge three vs. Baylor.Georgia State, the No. 14 seed in the West Region, just ended the game on a 13-0 run to shock No. 3 seed Baylor, 57-56. Georgia State guard R.J. Hunter, the son of GSU head coach Ron Hunter, hit the game-winning three-pointer from way downtown with 2.8 seconds remaining.Hunter struggled much of the day, scoring just two points in the first half. His dad coached the whole game in a rolling stool after tearing his left achilles tendon celebrating the team’s Sun Belt Conference championship last week.This is what happened to Ron Hunter when R.J. made his game-winner. March Madness is amazing.last_img

Healthcare Delivery to be Improved Through the Use of Technology

first_img In the next couple of weeks, the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology will be launching a pilot initiative that will enhance healthcare delivery across the island through the use of technology. eCare will allow a patient to, through the use of technology, interact with their doctor for consultation and advice, without having to leave home to visit a clinic or medical practice. In the next couple of weeks, the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology will be launching a pilot initiative that will enhance healthcare delivery across the island through the use of technology. Story Highlights In the next couple of weeks, the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology will be launching a pilot initiative that will enhance healthcare delivery across the island through the use of technology.Dubbed eCare, the initiative is being implemented in collaboration with the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 15.eCare will allow a patient to, through the use of technology, interact with their doctor for consultation and advice, without having to leave home to visit a clinic or medical practice.It will facilitate video conferencing between doctor and patient, along with affording the medical professional the convenience of sending prescriptions to the patient’s pharmacy of choice.Dr. Wheatley said the eCare pilot will have a phased introduction at select health centres, adding that 5,000 persons will be selected to be part of the pilot, with their data to be analysed as part of the evaluation process before the nationwide launch of the programme.“I believe that eCare is a game changer, as it will revolutionise the way in whichdoctors and their patients collaborate to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease,” he said.He said doctors and their clinical support staff will receive training in the use of the technology and how the technology can assist them in assessing specific parameters such as blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.Dr. Wheatley said through eCare, technology will be used to cut the long waiting queues at public health centres; reduce overcrowding at these facilities; better manage the incidence of NCDs; realise tremendous cost savings and contribute to a healthy society; and put power into the hands of patients to better manage their own health.last_img read more

Signed Justin Bieber CD Goes Under The Hammer For New Zealand Childrens

first_imgStarship Spring Clean is a fantastic charity auction initiative that is asking New Zealanders to clean up and sell their old items (big or small) in support of the Starship Children’s Foundation.There’s a luxury European holiday package to be auctioned on Trade Me which includes two return Air New Zealand business premiere flights to London, plus 28 nights’ accommodation staying at Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties.And if bidding on the holiday isn’t quite within the budget, there are other exciting and quirky auction items from a walk-on role on daily soap Shortland Street, a SKYCITY Breakers game day experience, CDs signed by Justin Bieber, Duffy, Florence and the Machine and Ronan Keating, a hospital bed from the set of Shortland Street, an equestrian teddy bear signed by Olympic medallist Mark Todd, Scott Dixon signed racing gear, a handsome (and huge) Steiff toy camel, a blow up remote controlled shark, an entire teddy bear collection and an original dress from the World of Wearable Arts.Starship corporate partners are involved too, including a ‘Be a Zookeeper for the Day’ experience, donated by ASB; premium economy return trip for two to either London, Hong Kong, Japan or Shanghai donated by Air New Zealand, two $1000 fuel vouchers from Chevron, loads of bean bags from Mercury Energy, and Barfoot & Thompson and SKY Television are holding garage sales throughout September.Plus, once the public starts listing their items on the Trade Me Starship Spring Clean store, there will be all sorts of weird and wonderful items to purchase in support of Starship.To buy or sell Starship Spring Clean items on Trade Me, visit www.trademe.co.nz/starship from 1-30 September and follow the prompts. Sellers who donate at least 50% of the sale price to Starship, will be refunded their success fee by Trade Me.Starship Spring Clean will help New Zealanders support their national children’s hospital. It’s a win-win: while cleaning out your cupboards, you’ll also raise money for vital equipment needed in the Starship Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.Source:Starship.org.nzlast_img read more

Inquiry into relationship between Quebec public services and Indigenous peoples gets underway

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN National NewsThe public inquiry on relations between Indigenous peoples and six public services in Quebec got underway Monday in Val d’Or.It began with a traditional ceremony with two Anishinabe elders and two grandmothers.Their message to the inquiry and participants was about understanding each other and that many need to be heard.Anishinabe Elder Roy Paul also gave an eagle feather to Chief Commissioner Jacques Viens.Elder Phillip Gliddy gives said it’s important the commissioner understands its meaning.“It is a great significance to pass an eagle feather,” said Gliddy. “It will give him strength and it will give him guidance when he does these hearings.”Then Viens opened the inquiry.He said that he and his team will do all that is possible to shed light on discrimination and racism on Indigenous people and that it is very important to establish a climate of trust in order to get themost participation as possible.The two next weeks will be for Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations to testify. Testimony for individuals will start in the fall.Viviane Michel, president of Quebec Native Women’s Association was the first to present her organization and her concerns.She highly recommended that the commission give its support to the victims before during and after the testimony.On Tuesday, the commission will hear from AFN Regional Chief Ghislain Picard and Grand Chief Verna Polson from the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation Tribal Council.last_img read more